Monday, April 13, 2009

Cache Bags - Mama's Got a Brand New Bag!

A friend of mine in college was addicted to bags. He had a bag for everything - one for the gym, one for the computer lab, one for classes, one for visiting home on weekends, one for his DJing necessities, one for camping, one for going to music shows, and many many others. At the time, I enjoyed teasing him - but now his maniacal obsession makes more sense to me.

There is something very liberating about being able to compartamentalize life into various pockets within pockets within bags and have them lined up and ready to grab as I head out the door for an adventure of any sort, prepared in a manner that would make any Girl Scout proud.

This portable organizational phenomenon seems to manifest itself in a sublime state in the work of Daniele Odell Wickel, the fabric artist behind Cache Bags. Daniele creates one of a kind messenger style bags, shoulder bags, zippered pouches, purse, you name it. She uses a wide variety of fine fabrics to create a myriad of bags.

So you may ask yourself, "What is a cache?"
Here is the answer cortesy of, home of Cache Bags:

CACHE: hand made bags, each one unique!!

I find myself fantasizing about possibilities while perusing her blog "Hmmmm.... this one would be great for grocery shopping, and this one would be perfect for the beach, and ooooh, look that one would be great for walking around fectivals.

Cache bags are not only functional, and beautiful, but they are STRONG. Plus, they come with the full endorsement of Danielle's three sons, and she creates them with a vintage Singer sewing machine. I LOVE IT!!

See you at Howard Street!


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